These are some of the best holiday themed Android and iOS games to keep you busy throughout the holiday season.
It’s the most beautiful time of the year! If you’re twiddling your thumbs while waiting for Santa, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas games available on Android and iOS.
Whether it’s running a festive farm, decorating a house, or baking Yule logs, these Christmas-themed mobile games for Android and iOS are sure to keep you in the festive spirit. So put on your most garish sweater, hang up your stockings and dive into the fun.
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1. Christmas cookie
If you’re celebrating Christmas, you’ll probably leave cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, but until then you can play this matching game. The objective is to swipe and press to align the cookies so that they match or combine. The goal is to earn power-ups and clear the board as quickly as possible.
If you are already familiar with Candy Crush Saga, you should know what to expect here. With over 700 levels, special events, and challenges along the way, there’s enough in the Christmas Cookie match game to keep you busy until the New Year.
2. Happy New Year’s Farm: Christmas
This game allows you to visit Santa Claus at his North Pole farm and build snowmen, make gifts (but unfortunately not Christmas decorations made from recycled materials), and bake cookies. Okay, try to forget the fact that there probably aren’t that many farms with grass at the North Pole. Mobile games don’t tend to strive for realism.
Mechanically this is a city building game which means you have to tap to build and collect items. Having to wait for tasks to complete in real time can be a drag, but the added Christmas charm should help.
You will need to build toy factories and harvest trees if you want your farm to be ready in time for the big day.
3. Winter solitaire
Of course, you can play regular solitaire on your smartphone, but it’s not holiday-themed. At this time of year, you want Winter Solitaire instead. You have to stack the cards in order, but the cards have different patterns per level, and there are powerups you can use to reverse your turn or get a hint.
Of course, it’s Christmas themed, so Santa is on hand to cheer you on, and the picture cards all have fun, festive images. The decks are always random, so there is endless fun to be had here.
To download : Winter Solitaire for Android (free in-app purchases available)
4. Christmas tales: the gift of the Magi
Immerse yourself in a mysterious winter tale with this Big Fish adventure. Your sister did something wrong and as a result was taken away by an evil spirit and her elves. It’s up to you to bring it back in time for Christmas.
This is primarily a hidden object game, with wonderfully detailed and colorful imagery, but it revolves around an intriguing story and also features some enjoyable mini-games along the way. Plus, you can collect collectibles and achievements while you play.
5. Christmas puzzles
For many, puzzles are a relaxing way to pass time, especially during the holiday season. But the problem with puzzles is that you may need a lot of space to solve them. This is why one of the reasons the Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles app is so great; it contains a wide range of different party puzzles to solve.
This game will keep you busy endlessly as you can increase the difficulty and choose the number of pieces for each puzzle. You can also adjust options like whether the parts snap into place automatically and whether you can check the finished image.
Moreover, this app offers more than traditional puzzles. You can also play switch, cursor, and rotate puzzles from the same seasonal imagery. It tracks your best score on all of this, so you can challenge your friends and family to try and beat yourself.
To download : Christmas puzzles for Android (free and premium version available)
6. Delicious – Emily’s Christmas Carol
One of the greatest things about Christmas is all the food you can eat. But if you’ve eaten too much turkey, you can still find your fix in the digital world. Take control of Emily as she leads her guests through 61 story levels and 31 challenge levels.
Customers will come to request their orders and it’s your job to prepare them, serve them and collect payment. Be sure to be quick, otherwise you will have unhappy customers. With delicious music and charm, this restaurant management game is fun to play.
7. Christmas games: Toy festival
This app is great for the little ones and is sure to keep them out of your hair for a little while when you need to get ready for the big day. They can play a variety of six games to earn stars to decorate their party room. The games include puzzles, mazes, dominoes, and more.
The difficulty can be adjusted according to their age and there are over 300 levels to play in all the games. With a simple interface, lovely music, and a fun, festive vibe, kids will love this one.
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Keep your kids entertained this Christmas
I hope you’ve found a Christmas-themed mobile game on this list that you will enjoy and keep you (or your offspring) busy until Santa pokes his head in the fireplace. Of course, these games aren’t just for Christmas. You can enjoy it all year round, just to enjoy this seasonal magic whenever you want.